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zimv20

macrumors 601
Original poster
Jul 18, 2002
4,388
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toronto
i just discovered this folding stat page.

right now, only 16.4% of people who've ever folded for Team MR are still folding.

i know there've been threads about how to increase participation, and i've got no grand ideas to contribute in this regard. but if we do have a "drive" or something, at least we can use the data on this page to calc success and, ultimately, the rate of its decay.
 

840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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Twin Cities Minnesota
zimv20 said:
i just discovered this folding stat page.

right now, only 16.4% of people who've ever folded for Team MR are still folding.

i know there've been threads about how to increase participation, and i've got no grand ideas to contribute in this regard. but if we do have a "drive" or something, at least we can use the data on this page to calc success and, ultimately, the rate of its decay.
We should seek new blood, and go after those who have since stopped!
 

iGary

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May 26, 2004
19,583
0
Randy's House
My iBook is way too slow, the iMac sounds like a jet engine when it's folding, and the PM G4 takes a good bit of time, too. Maybe when I get my PM later this year. :D
 

840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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iGary said:
My iBook is way too slow, the iMac sounds like a jet engine when it's folding, and the PM G4 takes a good bit of time, too. Maybe when I get my PM later this year. :D

Whats wrong with the G4's :(

I have 3 G4 Processors running, one is housed on a B&W Motherboard
 

Capt Underpants

macrumors 68030
Jul 23, 2003
2,859
3
Austin, Texas
I have some bad news guys... As soon as I get my 2005 FPW, I'm going to stop folding on my PB. Why? Well (a) I don't like the look of my targus coolpad on my desk, and now I'm going with a less is more look (b) without the targus coolpad, my PB fan runs 24/7. I'll still be folding on my Sempron 3000+, a P4 1.8 (sometimes) and a P4 3.0 (sometimes). Needless to say, my production has dropped alot lately, mostly due to a tinker storm...

So I'm sorry to say that my production will be lacking :(
 

Nermal

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Dec 7, 2002
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840quadra said:
Whats wrong with the G4's :(
G4s are slow for folding :( I've given up folding on my 1.25 G4 because my Celeron 633 does it faster! :eek:

The Celeron is switched on 24/7 and folds 24/7 :)
 

840quadra

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Nermal said:
G4s are slow for folding :( I've given up folding on my 1.25 G4 because my Celeron 633 does it faster! :eek:

The Celeron is switched on 24/7 and folds 24/7 :)
I have noticed that he code is terrable. My Dell D505 folds slightly faster one processor on my G5. Granted the G5 gets more WUs done because of one protien per proccessor, but the fact remains.

Oh well, even though we are slightly crippled, we still fold! :)
 

stubeeef

macrumors 68030
Aug 10, 2004
2,702
2
Hey I have my old dual G4 450 pumping on both processors, it was that or leave it in the closet.
 

Dreadnought

macrumors 68020
Jul 22, 2002
2,055
14
Almere, The Netherlands
I no longer have (s)Tinkers. Is it save to say that the storm has passed? Now have a 1318. The 13xx series gives a lot of points for less effort. If everybody has them, we should see quite a boost in output for the next couple of days.
 

wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
16,570
0
stubeeef said:
Hey I have my old dual G4 450 pumping on both processors, it was that or leave it in the closet.
That is exactly what I'm folding with currently. It happens to be my primary Mac.
:)
 

stubeeef

macrumors 68030
Aug 10, 2004
2,702
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wdlove said:
That is exactly what I'm folding with currently. It happens to be my primary Mac.
:)
i still love me ole duallie, but the new house doesn't have a good place for me and it yet, so I bought a 1.33 PB last summer for the kitchen desk and internet/email machine for the wife and I. I start finishing out my basement this fall (1yr behind) and it will include an office for the 'beeef. I am trying to pair down my stuff, but am having seperation issues with my tech stuff.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
11,177
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So I'm considering joining the, um, fold, but in reading comments about the processor speeds, I'm a little wary.

I've got a 1.25 GHz G4 iMac at home that I could throw at this, but how much benefit will it provide? I can also dedicate a 500MHz P3, for what it's worth.

Thoughts?
 

wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
16,570
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emw said:
So I'm considering joining the, um, fold, but in reading comments about the processor speeds, I'm a little wary.

I've got a 1.25 GHz G4 iMac at home that I could throw at this, but how much benefit will it provide? I can also dedicate a 500MHz P3, for what it's worth.

Thoughts?
I have a dual 450 G4, you can check out my stats. Have been folding for just over a year. Anything would be a help to the cause. It helps disease research and secondarily the MacRumors team. I wholeheartedly encourage your participation.
 

emw

macrumors G4
Aug 2, 2004
11,177
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wdlove said:
I have a dual 450 G4, you can check out my stats. Have been folding for just over a year. Anything would be a help to the cause. It helps disease research and secondarily the MacRumors team. I wholeheartedly encourage your participation.
Now if only we could do "MR@Home" where we donate CPU cycles to help out the forums server...

I appreciate the feedback - I'll try and get hooked up by this weekend and see how it goes.
 

wdlove

macrumors P6
Oct 20, 2002
16,570
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emw said:
Now if only we could do "MR@Home" where we donate CPU cycles to help out the forums server...

I appreciate the feedback - I'll try and get hooked up by this weekend and see how it goes.
Thank you, your particpation it's really appreciated. It will also give you a feeling of pride. ;)
 

stubeeef

macrumors 68030
Aug 10, 2004
2,702
2
emw said:
Now if only we could do "MR@Home" where we donate CPU cycles to help out the forums server...

I appreciate the feedback - I'll try and get hooked up by this weekend and see how it goes.
Doooooew it, before long you'll be kicking my arse like everybody else. It has gotten a bit of a habit checking my postition and points. More fun than a root canal, I can tell ya that.
 

kwajo.com

macrumors 6502a
Jul 17, 2002
895
0
Bay of Fundy
I was talking to my mother today about Parkinson's in the family, and it inspired me to get back into folding after a long absence. I don't recall my old ID, so I made a new one, and I'm joined with the macrumors team this time. I got my powerbook (1.5GHz) and my old Powermac (350MHz) going at it right now, and I should be getting a dual G5 sometime in the next couple weeks, so hopefully that will help the cause as much as I can, and, with time, make a difference. keep up the good work guys! :)
 

840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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kwajo.com said:
I was talking to my mother today about Parkinson's in the family, and it inspired me to get back into folding after a long absence. I don't recall my old ID, so I made a new one, and I'm joined with the macrumors team this time. I got my powerbook (1.5GHz) and my old Powermac (350MHz) going at it right now, and I should be getting a dual G5 sometime in the next couple weeks, so hopefully that will help the cause as much as I can, and, with time, make a difference. keep up the good work guys! :)
Congrats and welcome back to the fold! I too became interested because of an illness in my family.
 

840quadra

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Feb 1, 2005
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Twin Cities Minnesota
emw said:
Now if only we could do "MR@Home" where we donate CPU cycles to help out the forums server...

I appreciate the feedback - I'll try and get hooked up by this weekend and see how it goes.
Welcome to the Fold!

Any help is great for the research, and to assist in keeping Macrumors in it's respectable position as compared to other teams currently knocking at our back door.
 

Dr.Gargoyle

macrumors 65816
Oct 8, 2004
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I just had my beautiful PM G4 D1.25 MDD begin folding.
As I see it, it doesn't matter what kind of machine you have; just let it work for the benefit of all of us. IMHO, I think you should look at the cumulative effect from all participating computers, instead of wondering if your "old" computer will make a difference.
Just consider if we reasoned in the same way when it came to voting. We wouldn't have democracy then, would we?